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Fire Service Management

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fire Service Management can be used by professional firefighters for promotional opportunities within the Fire Services. The program provides courses for experienced professional firefighters who desire to learn advanced fireground tactics and strategy, building construction, practical incident command, supervisory training of personnel, public administration, basic finance, and human resource management. Students can select from a variety of fire science electives to meet their professional goals. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fire Service Management is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Fire Service Management (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3207
Total Credits Required
60
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate management principles as they pertain to evaluation, supervision, discipline, delegation, and assignments.
  2. Manage a variety of emergency incidents based on standard procedures.
  3. Evaluate human resource practices including recruitment and selection, evaluation, compensation, supervision, and discipline of fire service personnel.
  4. Analyze the methods of providing for firefighter safety in a variety of incidents.
  5. Demonstrate the critical thinking, mental, and emotional skills needed to manage emergency incidents.
  6. Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior related to fire service.
  7. Collaborate effectively with members of a team to achieve goals.
  8. Communicate efficiently and effectively with members of diverse populations in a culturally responsive manner.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers

$71,970

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

Current employment as a firefighter and/or Firefighter I and II Certification and/or related experience as determined by the Program Director.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy Critical course Gateway course 3
FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
FSC202 Supervisory Training For Firefighters 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM100 is recommended SB or L 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC167 Fire Captain Academy Critical course 6
FSC214 Human Resource Management In Fire Service 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SOC101 is recommended SB 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative BIO100, or BIO160, or (CHM130 AND CHM130LL) is recommended SG or SQ 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC220 Fire Officer 5
FSC+++++ Any Fire Science Technology course Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 3
FSC+++++ Any Fire Science Technology course Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 0–3
FSC+++++ Any Fire Science Technology course Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 0–3
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing L 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy Critical course Gateway course 3
MAT14+ College Mathematics Critical course OR Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area MA 3–6
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC202 Supervisory Training For Firefighters 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM100 is recommended SB or L 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC167 Fire Captain Academy Critical course 6
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC220 Fire Officer 5
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing L 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FSC214 Human Resource Management In Fire Service 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative BIO100, or BIO160, or (CHM130 AND CHM130LL) is recommended SG or SQ 4

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SOC101 is recommended SB 3
FSC+++++ Any Fire Science Technology course Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
FSC+++++ Any Fire Science Technology course Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 0–3
FSC+++++ Any Fire Science Technology course Students should select 3-9 additional credit hours of Fire Science Technology courses in consultation with a Program Director 0–3
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Fire Service Management (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=149472).


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